Decoding Egypt's Constitutional Referendum

If you are confused about the political implications of the recent constitutional referendum in Egypt, you are not alone. Vociferous debates in Egypt's public sphere have addressed a multiplicity of issues, often clouding what the referendum is primarily about. Is the real issue at heart whether the current constitution should be rewritten or simply revised? Do critics object to the actual content of the amendments? How does citizens' trust in the military and its intentions factor in? Stripping down debates to determine the essential arguments of both the "yes" and "no" referendum camps helps clarify the situation.

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